We Can Help With COVID Hair Loss
We are dedicated to helping both women and men feel natural and confident in times of hair loss. The hair loss effects of COVID-19 are real. We’ve seen the devastation it has caused for our clients. Fortunately, we’ve been able to do some amazing transformations for many women and men who face “COVID hair loss.” Some of the wig & hair replacement services we offer include:
What To Expect With COVID Hair Loss
Perhaps you or someone you know has experienced the common side effect of
COVID-19, telogen effluvium. Also known as COVID Hair Loss.
(Like we didn’t have enough to worry about already!)
What many people don’t realize is that temporary hair loss is normal after a fever or illness. Frequently people will see noticeable hair shedding two to three months after recovering from COVID-19 or other illnesses. Handfuls of hair can fall out when you shower or brush your hair. It can be terrifying if you’ve never experienced it before. You can also expect the hair shedding to last anywhere from six to nine months. So whether you’re experiencing temporary or permanent hair loss from male or female pattern baldness, stress, genetics, COVID-19 or other illnesses, Peggy Knight Wigs can help!
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Fitting your wig
When choosing a wig, look for one that’s adjustable; your head size may be up to a size smaller when you lose your hair.
- Carefully follow the directions that come with the wig.
- Remove the hair net it comes in, and shake out the wig.
- If you wear glasses, remove them before trying on the wig.
- Holding the wig at the sides, with the woven label in the back, place it at the middle of your forehead and slide it on from front to back. Then adjust the top front of the wig’s cap so that it’s about 1″ past your natural hairline. The wig won’t look natural if it’s pulled too far down in front and it should never be placed over your ears.
- The ear tabs should be even and slightly in front of your ears. Push the wire in the tabs towards your face to make the wig lie flat against your head.
- If the wig slides up, you need a larger size.
- If it’s too big, roll it up once it’s on your head to adjust the back tabs.
Consider getting a cushioned wig grip band to hold the wig securely and comfortably, or a wig liner to make the wig more comfortable to wear. Chemo can make your scalp sensitive, and a wig liner can offer protection, as well as keeping you cooler and more comfortable.
Styling your wig
- Before styling, always tuck all of the hair behind your ears.
- Bring forward only as much hair as is needed to make the wig look natural.
- If needed, have a hair dresser trim the bangs and thin the wig to make it look more natural.
- On shorter wigs, use a brush as little as possible. Instead, use your fingers and a special wig styling cream, if you like, to create and hold a style.
- To touch up a style, lift the hair with a hair pick, but slip the pick out, instead of pulling all the way through to the end, so that the wig doesn’t become too full.
- Before styling long straight wigs, always spray lightly with a wig conditioner and use a wig brush, starting with the ends first.
- For a more natural look, don’t try to have every hair in place.
- Use scarf bands and other hair accessories as you would with your own hair.
Caring for your wig
- To avoid damaging your wig, use only special wig care products.
- Wigs that are worn daily should be washed every 10-14 days, and more often if you’re using a lot of hair spray and styling cream.
- Shampoo according to the instructions that come with the wig, towel blot and spray lightly with wig conditioner.
- Allow the wig to dry on a portable wig stand so that air can circulate through it without rinsing out the conditioner. Wig conditioner build-up is good for wigs. It protects the fiber and extends the life of the wig.
- Keep in mind that wigs, especially those that are wigs for patients with cancer, may take up to 8 to12 hours to dry.
- Wig Lustre, or a similar product, should be used after the wig has been washed several times, to restore its original sheen.
- Wigs should always be stored on a stand, not in a plastic bag or in a box.
Avoid hair dyes and heat
Synthetic wigs cannot be dyed and should only be shampooed with a wig shampoo. To prevent the glue in the wig from melting, shampoo in cool water and avoid using a blow drier except on the cool setting. Be careful opening the doors of the oven and clothes drier and avoid getting the wig near the burners on the top of the stove.
No more “bad hair days!”
While losing your hair may be frightening, many women may enjoy trying styles and colors in a wig that they would never have dared to try with their own hair. Some women buy more than one wig and change wigs to suit their mood, their outfit, or the occasion.
Wigs always look good; there are no more bad hair days. In fact, many women continue to wear their wig(s) after their hair grows back, especially when they don’t have time to get their hair done.
Give yourself permission to try new colors and styles. You may well bring a smile to your face and to the faces of those who love you. (And you might get some compliments, too!)